Anna’s Flowers in Kingsville is our local, one-stop shop for all things garden, plants, home decor and locally grown veg. This well-known Mastronardi family business began in 1960 when a father and son moved from Italy. Their determination, commitment to hard work, and eye for quality are all attributes that run deeply in their businesses today. Though their beginnings as a roadside stand, specializing in cucumbers and tomatoes were humble, they’ve successfully (though, with very few days off) created a destination that consistently draws customers from throughout Windsor & Essex County!
Each member of the family has a different role and specialization, which contributes to their long open season. Anna’s has something to offer everyone, whether you’re a Christmas enthusiast, casual botanist or a summer garden lover. But a trip to the nursery (in any season) isn’t complete without the purchase of a custom planter – crafted by owner Marlene Mastronardi and the garden design team. After it’s created, it’s cared for (until it’s yours!) by Anna and other family members. Some of the staff would say summer is the season the Mastronardi’s love most, but it’s Marlene exclusively who does all of the holiday purchasing – mostly inspired by her three-day buying trips in Atlanta. If you’ve overlooked Anna’s during the holiday season, you’ve definitely been missing out on a powder-coated glitzy, woodland winter experience.
Thanks to their team of plantsmen, Anna’s carries over 10,000 varieties of flowers and greenery; many of which are grown on-site in the greenhouses behind their retail centre. Extensive research and trend-spotting go into the decision-making behind which plants are brought in for the upcoming season, ensuring all of their clients are able to keep up with the latest from Joanna Gaines and Pinterest. Though we truly love visiting the team at Anna’s in Winter, it’s easy to see why they enjoy the colourful summer season when all of the fruits of their labour are in bloom.
Nearing 50 years of operations, they’ve expanded into the specialty food market. health and wellness products. Their online shop is also easy to use and their blog is where they share creative decorating tips, product highlights, gardening tricks, recipes and seasonal workshop information. If you can’t squeeze in a drive to Kingsville before they close in January, head to Instagram and Facebook to follow along as their new season begins to bloom.